Two explorers with reports about life on a sand hill
Two explorers with reports about life on a sand hill – Burke and Wills series
Leslie Sprague, artist
print : etching on white paper ; 34.2 x 50.0 cm. on sheet 53.2 x 78.7 cm.
Artists proof edition
Accession no: H86.117/2
In collection of State Library of Victoria
This work combines Becker’s notebooks with the ultimate fate of the party. Burke and Wills struggle towards the base camp with an exausted camel. Becker’s notes, maps and sketches are combined with quotes from a German newspaper about his death.